Thursday, August 16, 2007

Thursday August 16, 2007

Things in Zim are pretty dire, from what we hear. This is a picture of the store shelves in one of the nearby major cities. Fingers are crossed that we'll be able to find food for distribution. Don't forget to listen to SARFM Radio from 11-12AM Eastern time on Thursday August 23. We'll be broadcasting LIVE from Zimbabwe.
See you in September!

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Wednesday August 15, 2007

Ahhhh!!! It's only a matter of hours and we'll be leaving for the airport. The itinerary includes a 7 hour layover in London, so that should be exciting. I haven't been to London since 1999 with my dear friend Denise when we traveled there to do a lab inspection. Perhaps I'll try to find that pub where we had fish and chips and frosty beverages!

Monday, August 6, 2007

Monday, August 6, 2007

Well, in 10 days I'll be leaving for Zimbabwe for my 2nd mission. I'm very excited to be seeing the people in the village. Word has gotten to us that the people are suffering in a way they haven't before. There has been no food delivery since September. The inflation rate is 4000%. There is a new currency since July, and people heard that the inflation rate was going to skyrocket, so they bought as much as they could from the limited supplies in the stores, so now the shelves are bare. I wonder how we will find bread to distribute to the children at lunchtime. I don't know quite what to expect. More to follow...I've got to get packing!